Jane Smith over 3 years ago

An open running track. Sidewalks are hard on shoes and knees. Or work with schools to open them after hours and weekends. I just want to run without worrying about dog walkers, strollers or cars. Nature trails present the issue of tree roots. We have so many parks with tennis courts, baseball/softball fields and basketball courts. Runners want love too! Try putting tennis courts in the middle instead of a football field. The cushioned surface of a real track would be so much better than our less than perfect sidewalks.

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Mark McIlhargey about 3 years ago

I also would like to see a swatch of the runners/walkers side of Pinellas trail covered in crushed shell. It would add to the ability to run distances without the impact of hard pavement; not only would it save on a runners knees, it would allow the distinction of where runners/walkers can safely travel without causing the bicyclist's worry of us cutting in front of them or they in front of us.

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Lara Khoury, Management Analyst III admin about 3 years ago

Jane this is a great idea, I'll share this with our administration as a future project especially as we redevelop old fields. Did you know we have an indoor running track at Highland Recreation Complex. It's free to use with a recreation membership. I hope you check it out.

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